Qualification details

LMT30307 - Certificate III in Cotton Ginning (Release 2)


ReleaseStatusRelease date
2 (this release)Current 27/Jun/2012
(View details for release 1) Replaced16/Jul/2011

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Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
LMTCG2001A - Identify cotton characteristicsIdentify cotton characteristics N/A
LMTCG2002A - Gin CottonGin Cotton N/A
LMTCG2003A - Control bale or mote press operationsControl bale or mote press operations N/A
LMTCG3001A - Identify factors that impact on cotton qualityIdentify factors that impact on cotton quality N/A
LMTCG3002A - Perform advanced operational maintenance of cotton ginning machines and equipmentPerform advanced operational maintenance of cotton ginning machines and equipment N/A
LMTCG3003A - Assist in overhauling or repairing cotton ginning fluid power equipmentAssist in overhauling or repairing cotton ginning fluid power equipment N/A
LMTGN2001B - Follow defined OHS policies and proceduresFollow defined OHS policies and procedures N/A
LMTGN2002B - Apply quality standardsApply quality standards N/A
LMTGN2003B - Work in the Textiles, Clothing and Footwear industryWork in the Textiles, Clothing and Footwear industry N/A
LMTGN2004B - Work in a team environmentWork in a team environment N/A
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 711716 Yarn Carding And Spinning MacHine Operator 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 7212-11 Yarn Carding And Spinning MacHine Operator 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0301 Manufacturing Engineering And Technology 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Textiles 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Cotton Ginner 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 711716 Yarn Carding And Spinning MacHine Operator 23/Oct/2008 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 7212-11 Yarn Carding And Spinning MacHine Operator 23/Oct/2008 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0301 Manufacturing Engineering And Technology 23/Oct/2008 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 28/Jul/2010 
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Modification History

Release 2 - imported units updated to current versions, outcomes equivalent.


Job roles /employment outcomes 

Certificate III reflects vocational outcomes for those performing supervision roles, specialised technical tasks or multi-skilled roles within a cotton ginning environment.


This qualification is typically used to develop skill and knowledge in the application of specialised technical, operational and supervisory skills within cotton ginning enterprises.

Pathways Information

Pathways into the qualification 

Direct entry into this qualification requires completion of a total of twenty-three (23) units of competency according to the rules described below.

Credit may be granted towards this qualification by those who have completed LMT20407 Certificate II in Cotton Ginning or achieved equivalent industry experience.

Pathways from the qualification 

Further training pathways from this qualification include LMT40207 Certificate IV in Cotton Ginning, MSA41108 Certificate IV in Competitive Manufacturing, or other relevant qualifications.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

There are no specific licences that relate to this qualification. However, some units in this qualification may have licensing or regulatory requirements in some environments. Local regulations should be checked for details.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Employability Skills Summary


Employability Skills Summary  - Certificate III in Cotton Ginning 

The following table contains a summary of the Employability Skills as identified by the Cotton Ginning industries for this qualification. This table should be interpreted in conjunction with the detailed requirements of each unit of competency packaged in this qualification. The outcomes described here are broad industry requirements that reflect skill requirements for this level.

Employability Skill 

Industry /enterprise requirements for this qualification include :


  • understand personal requirements of relevant industry and workplace standards, regulations and policies
  • complete standard documentation
  • use communication technologies efficiently
  • communicate problems with cotton
  • communicate to others ginning operational requirements
  • ensure ginning records are accurate and legible
  • establish effective working relationships with colleagues
  • undertake interactive workplace communication
  • demonstrate effective and appropriate communication and interpersonal skills when dealing with people from a range of backgrounds
  • read, interpret and communicate production schedules


  • explain and implement work team reporting requirements
  • monitor work team tasks in accordance with regulatory and workplace requirements
  • demonstrate and encourage others in working cooperatively with people of different ages, gender, race or religion
  • undertake appropriate and effective communication with team members
  • liaise with and provide support to other team members
  • keep team members informed of changes to work practices
  • identify team performance required to meet customer needs
  • provide leadership to others in the team
  • encourage the sharing of information between team members
  • plan and support team activities


  • identify risks and implement risk control measures for machinery and equipment
  • identify and address machinery problems and faults
  • check performance of machinery
  • assess and evaluate skills requirements of self and others to perform tasks
  • deal with and promptly resolve issues
  • identify and report potential environmental hazards
  • use problem solving techniques to determine ginning requirements
  • provide problem solving support to team members
  • investigate problem causes
  • implement changes
  • examine tools and machinery for damage, missing components or other defects

Initiative and enterprise 

  • seek and provide feedback on procedures
  • collect and monitor information
  • identify non-conformances to standards and take appropriate action
  • rectify problems promptly and appropriately
  • monitor and adjust activity in response to operational variations
  • identify and address existing and potential risks
  • monitor information and records to identify trends that may require remedial action
  • develop and promote continuous improvement
  • gather and analyse information on machinery or process problems
  • record information on the quality and other indicators of production performance
  • adjust and implement production schedules changes

Planning and organising 

  • monitor quality outcomes
  • allocate tasks to operators
  • implement contingency plan promptly when incidents occur
  • identify training needs for the work team and seek training support
  • monitor equipment condition and performance
  • identify hazards and implement appropriate hazard control measures
  • organise self and others to meet production schedules
  • identify and rectify stock shortages in advance
  • sequence work to maximise safety and productivity
  • select and use appropriate hand and power tools
  • identify labour requirements to achieve product manufacture and perform required services
  • determine materials, chemicals, quality and production requirements
  • identify and monitor resource use in own work
  • apply time management skills to ensure work flow


  • monitor information in work area
  • keep the work area clean and tidy at all times
  • conduct regular housekeeping activities during shift
  • locate, interpret and apply relevant information
  • monitor own work against quality standards
  • understand own work activities and responsibilities
  • identify and apply safety procedures, including the use of protective equipment
  • manage work load priorities
  • conduct work in a manner which minimises waste
  • interpret and apply relevant acts and regulations
  • develop and implement workplace procedures and instructions
  • establish own work schedule
  • accept responsibility for quality of work


  • Recognise limits of own expertise
  • Assess competencies in meeting job requirements
  • Ask questions to expand own knowledge
  • Identify own training needs and seek skill development if required
  • Listen to feedback from others
  • Identify sources of information to expand knowledge and understanding
  • Identify and address skill development needs of others in the team


  • Use software applications effectively
  • Properly start up, operate and shut down computers
  • Work with technology safely and according to workplace standards
  • Establish standard operating procedures
  • Carry out pre-operational checks on equipment and machines
  • Operate equipment and machines safely, efficiently and to productivity requirements
  • Monitor and adjust machine functions
  • Perform machine maintenance and problem solving
  • Clean and check equipment and machines

Packaging Rules

To be awarded the Certificate III in Cotton Ginning, competency must be achieved in twenty-three (23) units of competency.

  • Sixteen (16) core units of competency
  • Seven (7) elective units of competency as specified below.

If Certificate II has been achieved, an additional ten (10) units are required. All core units listed must be achieved. Any Certificate III core units not achieved at Certificate II must be completed as part of the additional ten (10) units required for the Certificate III. Units that have been credited towards lower level qualifications must not be selected in the additional ten (10) unit requirement. A minimum of two (2) units must be selected from Group B units.

Note: Where prerequisite units apply, these have been noted, and must be considered in the total number of units.


Complete all sixteen (16) units from this list

Unit code 

Unit title 


Identify cotton characteristics


Gin cotton


Control bale or mote press operations


Identify factors that impact on cotton quality


Perform advanced operational maintenance of cotton ginning machines and equipment


Follow defined OH&S policies and procedures


Apply quality standards


Work in the Textiles, Clothing and Footwear industry


Perform tasks to support production


Organise and plan own work to achieve planned outcomes


Operate mobile load shifting equipment


Perform engineering measurements


Perform emergency first aid


Use hand tools


Use power tools/hand held operations


Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices


Select seven (7) units as specified below:

  • A minimum of three (3) units must be selected from Group A and B
  • A maximum of four (4) units may be selected from Group C
  • The remainder must be selected from Group A and B.

NOTE: Competitive Manufacturing Training Package units, identified as MSACM in the code should be selected on the basis of work requirements. Those at Certificate II level (units in the 200 series) are appropriate for operators. MSACM units for those in Certificate III level positions such as team leaders should be selected from both the 200 series and the 400 series.


Unit code 

Unit title 



Work in a team environment


Coordinate work of team or section


Operate computing technology in a textiles, clothing and footwear workplace


Perform routine oxy acetylene welding


Perform manual heating and thermal cutting


Perform routine manual metal arc welding


Perform routine gas metal arc welding


Perform operational maintenance of machines/equipment



Manage the impact of change on own work


Apply competitive systems and practices


Sustain process improvements


Apply quick changeover procedures


Apply Just in Time procedures


Apply cost factors to work practices


Interpret product costs in terms of customer requirements


Apply 5S procedures


Monitor process capability


Use planning software systems in operations


Use SCADA systems in operations


Use sustainable energy practices


Undertake root cause analysis


Contribute to the application of a proactive maintenance strategy



Assist in overhauling or repairing cotton ginning fluid power equipment


Control production in a section of a textiles, clothing and footwear enterprise


Implement and monitor OH&S in the workplace


Perform advanced manual thermal cutting, gouging and shaping



Interpret engineering drawing


Disconnect/reconnect fixed wire equipment (up to 1000v ac and 1500v dc)






Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components






Facilitate change in an organisation implementing competitive systems and practices


Implement competitive systems and practices


Ensure process improvements are sustained


Facilitate a Just in Time system


Improve cost factors in work practices


Analyse manual handling processes


Facilitate and improve implementation of 5S


Undertake process capability improvements



Mistake proof an operational process


Apply statistics to operational processes


Facilitate the use of planning software systems in a work area or team



Facilitate the use of SCADA systems in a team or work area


Undertake proactive maintenance analyses


Assist in implementing a proactive maintenance strategy


Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices


Other Cotton Ginning units that are available at Certificates II (maximum 1 unit), III (maximum 4 units) and IV (maximum 1 unit)

Other TCF Training Package units that are available at Certificates II (maximum 1 unit), III (maximum 4 units) and IV (maximum 1 unit)

Units from other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses that are available at Certificates II (maximum 1 unit), III (maximum 4 units) and IV (maximum 1 unit)

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